Thursday, 30 August 2007

Awash in Fishy Froth

An amazing news story about a massive wave of froth washing up in Sydney. Check out the pictures at the Daily News!

(photo from Daily News - Icon Images)

What I want to know, is how does it feel "like clouds of air - you could hardly feel it," when it is made from decomposed fish particles?

How does seaweed excrete, exactly? If it is oxygen, then the foam should be almost -almost- like a cappuccino. Mmmm. Cappuccino.

Mysteries and strangeness abound. I suppose Lake Ontario's foamy edges are less likely to confound and provoke awe. Unless it's not really sewage, and it's really Cthulhu Deep Ones getting ready to invade the Toronto waterfront. That would be newsworthy.

A tip of the hat to Kalliopi Monoyios for the Sci-Art post about the article...make sure to check out her sublime fossil fish jaw illustrations. Gradations as smooth as a finely poured latte...

What? We're not doing coffee metaphors anymore? It ended with the fish guts?

3 comments:

leslie said...

Better than coffee, which is saying a lot from me, the art of Kalliopi Monoyios! Thanks for showing that !

david said...

Those pictures are really cool. And a little disgusting.

The Flying Trilobite said...

Looks almost like giant globs of frozen toothpaste, huh David?

>grin<

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